David Sladek

Photographer, journalist
   
From Belarus solidarity picket, London, 15/08/2020
Location: Surrey, UK
Nationality: Czech
Biography: David Sládek is a Czech independent photojournalist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade and a half ago he has been focusing his photographic work on people, their lives... MORE
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From Belarus solidarity picket, London, 15/08/2020
Copyright David Sladek 2023
Date of Work Aug 2020 - Aug 2020
Updated Aug 2020
Location London, UK
Topics Belarus, Civil Rights, Dictatorship, Documentary, Photography, Photojournalism, Protests
Hundreds of Belorussians and their supporters gathered in London Saturday to protest against a bloody suppression of protesters in Belarus who have rallied against the results of last weekend's elections officially won by the acting president Alexander Lukashenko but disputed by many. Police used brutal force to suppress the protests, arrested thousands, reportedly locked them in inhuman conditions, humiliated and tortured some, one man died due to sustained injuries. The London protest demanded new and fair elections and demise of Lukashenko, who had been in the office for 26 years. Protesters formed a long line opposite 10 Downing Street holding dozens of meters long national flag and white flowers inspired by the women in Belarus who decided to deescalate the police brutality by forming human chains wearing white clothes and hugging and handing flowers to the police. At the end of the protest, Lebanese demonstrators who shared the space demanding international investigation of the deadly blast in Beirut, jointly chanted "Justice justice for Beirut. Justice justice for Belarus"

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